They said it couldn’t be done – well, now it has! The first 50Max self-loader built by Mills-Tui, Musson Logistics and Intertruck. It started off with an idea from Ricky Musson and his awesome operator Stu McKenzie which morphed into what you see here. After a fair bit of design work by Mills-Tui’s Jeff Miller, Intertruck custom-built a 9870 that is perfect for the job.
600hp, set forward front axle and a double flitched chassis ready for Ham Sheck and the production team at Mills-Tui to build on. The truck is spec’d with a hardox skinned log deck with Exte Quick Lock bolsters, Mills-Tui cab guard and dunnage racks all sitting on SI Lodec load cells for accurate weight readings. The load is restrained with LT tensioners mounted under the deck. On the back doing the heavy lifting is a Palfinger Q170Z crane spec’d to Musson Logistics requirements.
A big Road Runner hydraulic tank holds the slippery stuff which was all plumbed up by Davies Hydraulics with PTO and pump supplied by Gough’s. The trailer is something special too.
Weighing in at 5,660kgs, the chassis is a Mills-Tui hi-tensile chassis shortened to suit. Exte bolsters were supplied by Forest Centre to keep the weight down, multi-position to allow a wide range of loading options. Axles are Hendrickson Intraxx disc with Tyremaxx and Hendrickson airbag suspension. Knorr-Bremse EBS rounds off the package.
The unit is finished off with Dulux Armorspray applied by Priceright Parts & Machinery with livery from Truck Signs.
A big thank you to all involved especially to Ricky and Jo for allowing us to build this unit.